DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) Which is, commonly referred to as driving while intoxicated (DWI), is an extremely complex area of the law. We have experience and a solid foundation of knowledge of the laws concerning DUI/DWI. The lawyers at Goff Voltin, PLLC have handled numerous cases of DUI/DWI. We have spent countless hours pouring over the code to better understand the intricacies of the laws which prohibit DUI/DWI.
- Simply put, DUI/DWI is the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating substance. Typically, people associate drinking alcohol with DUI/DWI. There are other drugs and intoxicating substances which may lead to a charge of DUI/DWI. Although, the actual offense of DUI/DWI is the driving or operation of a motor vehicle (car, motorcycle, ATV, riding lawn mower, etc.) while:
- (1) firstly, having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 grams or more per 210 liters;
- (2)furthermore, being under the influence of alcohol, narcotic, intoxicant, or drug to a degree which impairs the driver’s ability to operate the motor vehicle;
- (3) to include, having a blood concentration of any of the following substances at a level that is equal to or greater than:
- 0.02 milligrams of cocaine per liter of blood;
- 0.1 milligrams of methamphetamine (commonly referred to as “meth”) per liter of blood;
- 0.01 milligrams of phencyclidine (commonly referred to as “PCP” or “angel dust”) per liter of blood; or
- 0.1 milligrams of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (commonly referred as “MDMA” or “ecstacy”) per liter of blood.
Anyone could find themselves facing criminal charges. In fact, a criminal charge can have lasting effects on the lives of those with such charges on their records. However, in order to effectively handle a serious legal situation, individuals often need to understand what they are facing. If you have a criminal law charge in Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, Yorktown or the rest of the Hampton Roads area, call the criminal defense attorneys at Goff Voltin, PLLC today.
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WE OFFER CRIMINAL LAW SERVICES IN NEWPORT NEWS, HAMPTON, WILLIAMSBURG, YORKTOWN AND THE REST OF THE HAMPTON ROADS AREA.
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Obtaining Signature by False Pretense
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Credit Card Offenses
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Driving Under the Influence (DUI/DWI)
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